Episode 7: Cuttin' Up About Adapting IP (Intellectual Property)

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The Creative Cut Up Cuttin' Up About Adapting Intellectual Property


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In Ep 7, me and my co-hosts, Dria (HONEY CHILE’s book maven) and Georgette dig into HONEY CHILE’s unique approach to sourcing and adapting IP and the projects we have set up that touch upon the three main areas of IP we explore in our BASED ON: How to Adapt Books, Articles, Real Life Stories for Film and TV class (now on-demand). Plus we share some insight into how we became attached to Tia Williams’ New York Times’ bestselling book, SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE, with our partners, Will Packer Media and Kinetic.

A breakdown of our chat:

(00:04:53) HONEY CHILE’s process of adapting books and finding IP

(00:06:10) Strategy around how we approach the books we want to adapt

(00:09:03) Other ways HONEY CHILE locks in big IP (work with production companies that lock in the rights / relationships with authors that come to us)

(00:10:12) What else goes into locking in IP if you don’t have the relationships or money (using a lot of intangibles)

(00:13:59) Our experience developing projects in the three main IP areas (books, life rights, and articles)

(00:16:12) Studio perspective on why books are more attractive to adapt

(00:17:38) How HONEY CHILE became attached to SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE with Will Packer and Kinetic

(00:21:03) Factors that can make adapting IP a hit or miss

(00:23:02) How HONEY CHILE sources IP

(00:25:47) More details about what we covered in our BASED ON, Adapting IP class now available on-demand

(00:27:11) Our How We Create segment where Felicia, Dria, and Georgette share things inspiring them this week

HOW WE CREATE Recommendations

Felicia: Author Terry McMillan

Dria: As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Georgette: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne


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